|FROM ||Ruben Safir Secretary NYLXS
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: pittance
> Are the professional associations in medicine & law legally mandated, or
> "just" professionally expected?
They are not legally mandated but in the case of lawyers, you 'Join'
the bar when you pass your board, and being a bar member IS what gives you
the authority to practice Law. No how is that for professional independence.
In medicine, MD's are not 'joined' into state organization. They are
licensed by the state directly. The AMA writes the GMA and the
Medical Board test, set the standards for internship, and qualify the
> What about Certified Public Accountants? I thought CPAs were granted by
> universities, not states. Am I wrong about that?
Yes - you are incorrect. A CPA has to pass a battery of exams produced by the
professional organizations and it takes years to go from Graduate to CPA.
Passage of the exams gives makes you a state licensed CPA. Then you are
mandated to get continuing education to retain lisensure.
This is also true of Actuaries. And this is probibly the model which
IT needs to go to assure professionaliztion and security of the public interest.
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